February 3, 2013 Subject:
Inverted Pussyfix - Piece Of Uterus Review
Overall: This band has potential: they use an interesting combination of thrash, slam, and grindcore to reach their original sound. Their songs almost always start out interesting, however the initial amazing riffs tend to fade to so-so riffs. Some songs manage to keep the quality, but some don't. While it is safe to say this is a good album, it also has its fair share of up and downs. The vocals are a bit heavy on the piq squeals, but its part of what gives the band its original sound (when combined with the riffs and yelling vocals.) I'd recommend this. Go into it with an open mind, and no expectations. Often, we don't like music not because it's not good music, but because we expected it to be something else, and based on that something else, it sucks. Originality is alive in this album; expect contrast!
1-Grinding on the ears, lots of pig squeals. Guitar are alternating between chugs and short lines. The bass is decent (and loud enough so you actually can hear it.)
2-Starts out with chugging guitar and overtones. Sounds familiar. Again with the pig squeals, but this time alternating with growls. Goes into a little vocal variation, then picks up back. Bass is again loud and evident. The guitar is a constant presence, and the drums are doing a fast snare-bass beat. The song ends with a cowbell.
3-Interesting intro riff. Builds intensity with a fast snare, introducing long growls. Growls give way to more pig squeals, and the guitar gets a slightly groovy chugging interlude, before it goes back to the intro riff. The bass is a little less in this song.
4-Starts off with a triply black metal feeling. Goes to a basic drum beat, and a somewhat simple guitar line, with shouting in the background. Then more pig squeals. Worst song so far.
5-Catchy, groovy, and awesome intro riff. Another snare-bass fast paced beat. This song is kept alive by the guitar work, which is impressive. Not overly complex, but very entertaining.
6-Begins with a riff that reminds me of Slayer. Then a double bass and snare comes it. Another yell or two, then back to pig squeals. This song also has a chugging part, not quite a deathcore feel, but similar. Growls are also used to mix it up.
7-An ok riff, but really strong growls to begin with. The growls trade off with piq squeals. This song is definitely more focused on the vocals rather then the instrumental aspect. Here we see our first real blast beats, and an unusually long pig squeal. This song uses fading in to end the song, building suspense to the end.
8-Another groovy introduction riff. This one is a little bit more intense then those before, and the music has a 2-beat feeling to it. The volume seems different: the guitars are louder then the vocals. The drumming is variations on what has passed before, but a gallop beat is also thrown in there. The end riff is decent, but nothing special.
9-A bass introduction. Interesting way to capture your attention, and the bass is soon backed up by the guitar. Vocals are again pig squeals, mixed in with shouting. The riff in this song is groovy, but with a slight taste of brutality. It has a sense of thrash metal in it. Again Slayer-like.
10-Instant deathcore feel. This song has a good drum-guitar-bass balance. Chugs, growls, then blast beats. It's as if deathcore and grindcore had a child. Vocals are somewhat lacking though. Initially they were fine, but some in the middle are sloppy. The riffs in this song make up for it though: the deep chugs and high pitched lead make a good combination.
11-A stereotypical introduction, but easily headbangable. Emphasis on the chugs in this song. The drums are good, heavy on the cymbal. Vocals again seem unusually quiet. There is a definite groove to the song. The drums aren't unusually fast, but definitely drive the song to its end.
12-This is the most bass heavy song yet. Fast chugging, and a simple drum beat. Low guitar then high guitar squeals. Interesting contrast. Vocals are growls on the lows, and squeals on the highs. An good way to combine the guitar with the vocals. Naturally, the double bass is back.